Saturday, April 4, 2015

Library Discoveries: #1 Art Pack

Did you know the public library has more to offer than just books?  This is installment #1 in a series about the many things that can be checked out from my local public library.  The library has so many things to offer, but I'm going to focus on things that are kid-centric.

Art Pack by the Crocker Art Museum

Find it on the website, have it "reserved" and sent to your local branch, and then pick it up and check it out just like a book.

What you get is a backpack full of themed activities perfect for toddlers and preschoolers.  We tried the Color Garden set.  Here is everything it had:

1. A folder full of teaching/activity ideas and a classic painting with discussion questions.

2. Three colorful scarfs.

3. Color mixing paddles and chart.

4. Color sorting magnetic maze.

5. Noise-making toy.

6. Nursery Rhyme CD.

7. Five books.

8. One color discovery box.

9. Colorful bug counters with pattern cards.

It's like an entire preschool unit curriculum.  We'll definitely be getting another one of these in the future.

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